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billy joel just to name a few. join us for that special. >> great cause, great show. have a great one. good morning. more misery as the northeast sandy. a new threat, another storm the new jobs report is out this morning. it is mixed news. 171,000 jobs added. the unemployment rate up slightly to 7.9%. we will get reaction from both campaigns. and walk this way. new yorkers in need of a lift are about to get one on our plaza. the count down has gun for air oh smith's first ever morning show concert today, friday,
november 2nd, 2012. from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, welcome to "today." 7:00 a.m. on the west coast on friday. i am matt lauer. >> i am savannah guthrie. it has been a hard week around here. we are excited to have something to smile about. aerosmith is here. >> i listened to the check. and the visual of them on the concert stage is something to remember. it is a great distraction. but only a distraction from the on-going problems in the wake of the storm sandy. this morning, the death toll from the storm has risen from more than 90 people. there's a lot of talk about the situation on new york staten island. some residents there complaining
they have been largely ignored by emergency officials. we'll get a live report. >> gas is becoming harder to find across the region. when a station does have it, this is what happens. people lined up for blocks and blocks waiting for a chance to fill up their cars, get much needed fuel to power generators. now there's threat of a new storm, that can only add to headaches. you see the lines there. >> and these people, once you wait in some stations, you can only get a few gallons. they won't let you fill the tank up. it is an incredibly difficult situation. let's hear more about the storm system moving in for next week from al roker. al? >> matt, savannah, that's right. the european model that predicted hurricane sandy, it's now got early late tuesday low pressure developing off the carolina coast, making its way up along the coast. this pretty much mirrors what the american model shows. by early wednesday, it comes across the delmarva peninsula, around 10:00 a.m. look at the flow, on shore flow
making its way wednesday on the new jersey coast, across long island into connecticut. this is the scenario we do not need. potential for one to two inches of rain. wind gusts to 45 miles per hour. inland you can see here some wet snow mixing in with the rain. the problem is, of course, with beaches that are compromised, any kind of strong wave action will be disastrous. winds could help slow down the recovery of get being power lines back on, and more rain could add to flooding. we're keeping an eye on it, it is a troubling show of the european model. savannah? >> al, thank you so much. that's the forecast, not what millions of people struggling in the wake of sandy wanted to hear. andrea canning is on staten island where residents are reeling. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. the sun is out on staten island. this is a sad and dire
situation. the death toll up to 19, expected to rise. i want to show you the destruction. this boat washed on shore onto a residential street. there are boats strewn all along the street. some reaching the front door steps of people's homes. everyone in this community, they're tired, frustrated, feeling ignored, they're without power, cold, need food. a similar scenario playing out in communities across the region effected by sandy. in sandy's cruel wake, profound loss and increasing anger as the pain she's inflicted continues to grow. >> something has to be done immediately. >> reporter: across a swathe of the ravaged northeast, families try to put the pieces back together. it is not so easy. here in staten island, they're desperate. we have bodies being removed up the block. we are devastated here. >> reporter: thursday, the death
toll rose to 19 when the bodies of two boys, ages two and four, were recovered after being ripped from their mother's arms in the storm surge. residents here still without power or supplies, their fury bubbling. fema has come to help. >> we asked for federal and state coordinators. >> reporter: it is simply too little, too late, the borough president says. >> the people with big salaries should be out there on the frontlines. i am disappointed. >> reporter: in hoe obama care en, the national guard is handing out critical supplies. thousands are still without power. heat, food, cash, medicine. the line outside cvs staggering. but lines are the new normal everywhere. >> i was in this line about an hour. people cutting in line. >> reporter: waiting for gas, to charge phones, or just to get around.
lines are long, and patience is short. >> waiting to get on buses. >> reporter: it is a nightmare in new york city for some. despite limited subway and mass transit service up and running, it is a super slow go, and thousands have to commute by foot. >> walked across the brooklyn bridge. >> reporter: in manhattan, hundreds of thousands still in the dark, some cold and starving. >> people are dumpster diving, and what they're going after here is the food. >> reporter: it may be days before power is back. >> we have over 100,000 power lines on the ground. >> reporter: across new york's long island, power is out, and patience is running out. >> don't have the transportation out of here. >> reporter: in tom's river new jersey, a high school is now a shelter. in connecticut, belongings are strewn about. >> we have to get it cleaned out. >> reporter: in west virginia, the weight from the heavy snow has now collapsed roofs. the storm's raft widespread and strong. >> no heat, no power.
>> reporter: still, officials are encouraging. >> the good news is that there are a lot of people that want to help. >> reporter: but the grim reality, not so easy to swallow, sandy's sting, far and wide, and getting back to normal means a new normal. >> in the cold, in the dark. >> reporter: the recovery for many an uphill battle. >> you need to come here and help us. we need assistance. please! >> reporter: some good news, the staten island ferry will be reopening in a couple hours. top fema officials are expected to come here today as well as department of homeland security, including secretary janet napolitano. matt, they said it is too little, too late, but they need the attention and deserve it. >> andrea canning on staten island. kerry sanders has more on the anger over gas shortages, live over union, new jersey where drivers are waiting for a chance to fill up. good morning. >> reporter: it is a long wait.
let's look right out here off the garden state parkway. look at the sunoco gas station. things are pretty good. you take the camera, see how the line extends, you start scratching your head. people are in lines four to five hours. one story of a gas station of people getting there last night at 5:00 p.m. and sleeping in cars. the line goes endlessly. some stations are limiting the amounts of fuel people can get once they get to the gas pump. think about it. people are low on gas, getting in gas lines, can't shut off the engines because it is cold. getting into the mid to low 30s tonight. folks waiting for gas are burning gas. it has a cascading effect. bottom line, one big headache for those getting fuel. the epa lowered standards on the fuel mixture so more fuel can be brought in. without electricity to pump at every gas station, only some are
open and this is what they have to go through. >> that problem seems to be getting worse, not better. kerry sanders in new jersey. tom costello on the ground alt truck stop. >> reporter: the vince lombardi truck stop. we have quite a bit of cars backed up. that's not the real story though. here is the real story. the police are having to watch this closely and managing traffic here because this line goes all the way up and around the service center, up onto the freeway. i had to walk in a mile and a half this morning because there simply is no way to drive in, and i can tell you if you're trying to get into new york city, the order stands, you have to have at least three people in the car. in a region where people are already tired, hungry and fed up, no electricity, no subways,
no water, this has got them fuming. commuters standing in line for hours to catch a bus. on the roads, mass gridlock, and no gas. >> i hope i don't have to push to the gas station. >> reporter: as many as 80% of the gas stations have no gas or power to pump gas. those with power are running out fast. the lines stretching for miles. >> here in new jersey it seems to be particularly bad. >> reporter: the line at this exxon in cram ford, new jersey snaked blocked through a nearby neighborhood. everywhere, temperatures are starting to flare. >> i was in this line about an hour. people, cutting in line at the other corner. >> this is america. you have to take your turn. >> reporter: in ridgefield where they're only taking gas, they were trying to fill up to make a c-section appointment.
on long island, another bumper-to-bumper line taking up an entire lane of traffic. in brooklyn, they wanted gas for generators. in yonkers, the mayor ordered gas rationing. mary thompson covers the oil and gas business. >> gas lines like these are found all along the new jersey turnpike outside of new york all the way down through philadelphia. >> reporter: one big problem, two of the region's five refineries are off line or starting to limp back to life, and tanker ships unable to get into the damaged harbor to offload fuel. >> the coast guard has been working to open up the harbor here and other harbors along the path of the storm so that fuel can begin to move to terminals. >> reporter: meanwhile, back in ridgefield. >> been to seven gas stations, was right within 20 cars, not looking too good for gas today. >> reporter: not looking too good. it is ports, terminals, electricity, gridlock.
on top of that, the mass transit system that's down. a lot of components here. matt, they say it will take a long time to work through, not going to be done today. back to you. >> tom costello, thanks very much. we move to presidential politics, give you a look at the state of the race today with the election four days away. a snapshot of the national poll shows the race about as close as you can get. this is a contest that will be decided in battleground states. >> wisconsin, marquette university law school poll shows the president with a wide lead there, 51-43%, but a dead heat in florida, according to a cbs news, "the new york times" quinnipiac poll. and in ohio, mitt romney trails the president by about five points. >> how is all of this playing in the battleground this morning. headline in the miami herald, groups brace for show down. some worried about possible recounts, sending lawyers to their states.
>> some other papers, denver post said obama ryan visits last in fight for colorado. strategists say the struggle isn't for undecided, it is to make sure registered voters actually get out and get to the polls. >> and the wisconsin sentinel says obama, romney make change, key issues on the stump. and new jobs report to consider. chuck todd, nbc's political director and chief white house correspondent, has more on all of this. chuck, good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. you may want to talk about other states, but i think it is coming down to one. polls close in ohio in about 105 hours. between now and 7:30 p.m. eastern time tuesday night when the polls close in ohio, an hour may not go by without one of the two candidates for president or vice president trekking through at least one part of that crucial state. >> i am counting on you to make sure we will win. we can't lose. >> let's go vote! let's get this done!
>> the final chapter of the 2012 campaign has begun and it has come down to ohio which president obama and mitt romney will visit six times in the last four days of the race. today, president obama will spend the entire day in ohio. but a look at the rest of the campaign schedule makes the buck eye state look like an airline hub for air force one, with ohio stops every day through election day. for his part, mitt romney is not only focusing on ohio but hoping to win over wisconsin, and looking to broaden the battleground map, campaigning in pennsylvania sunday, visiting new hampshire twice. the smallest swing state that may be edging in mr. romney's direction. in these frenetic final days, they're sharpening the closing argument to voters. mr. obama arguing for another four years. >> after four years as president, you know me by now. you may not agree with every decision i've made, you may be frustrated at the pace of change, but you know what i believe.
you know where i stand. >> mr. romney calling himself the agent of change. >> this is no time for small measures. this is time for real change. when i am elected president on day one, we'll bring real change to america. >> reporter: as hurricane sandy recovery effort continues, both candidates took time to mention storm victims thursday. >> there are no democrats and republicans during a storm, just fellow americans. >> if you have a few extra dollars, send them along to the american red cross or salvation army, other relief organizations can make a difference in the lives of fellow citizens. >> reporter: mr. romney was interrupted by a protesters. >> that's what brought this monster storm. >> reporter: one of the men at the center of the sandy response, "the new york times" mayor michael bloomberg also said climate change may have been reason for the storm. president obama tweeted vote for a president that will lead on climate change.
>> worth noting, bloomburg had tough words for the president saying the president embraced a pop list divisive agenda. the jobs report released, 171,000 jobs added. 7.9% unemployment rate, slight tick up under 8%. matt, basic spins, romney put out a statement that says hey, this is stagnation. if you want a real recovery, you have to elect him president. president obama and obama administration saying it is proof the economy is recovering, don't change now essentially their message. >> chuck, thank you very much. tom brokaw nbc news special correspondent. good to see you. >> good to be here. >> you have been covering elections a long time. you hear people talk about possible october surprise. could sandy be october surprise? >> we had a series, the president not showing up for the first debate, benghazi, this
surprise, the storm larger than anybody thought it might be two weeks ago, three weeks ago. >> how will it impact the race though? >> i don't know. it is hard to say. i think that the endorsement by mayor bloomberg may not move the needle, for example, in colorado. in ohio and places they're trying to get white men, they can say look, this guy has the endorsement of the mayor of new york city. >> even though it wasn't a warm hug. >> wasn't a warm hug but tough on romney about not being the guy he was when governor of massachusetts. >> want to go back to sandy a second. greatest impact in states like new jersey and new york. these aren't swing states. >> already in the column for the president. >> so do you think it won't have an impact on the overall election? >> well, it is hard to know. i think that i was talking with one of the romney people the other day, they said we think it will go away by thursday. thursday you had the pictures of governor christie and the president of the united states, then the endorsement by mike bloomberg. how that impacts out there, hard
to say. at this point from now to tuesday, it is get out the vote, the ground game. that's what counts. >> talk about the images we're looking at there. this is wednesday, president obama, and chris christie touring the devastated areas. they came together for the right reasons to deal with the crisis. chris christie was the keynote speaker at the republican convention, he is a key ally of mitt romney. did that image hurt the romney campaign? >> well, i'm sure it caused angst back stage. in the obama campaign, they said we have chris christie at our side with extraordinary images, but again, both sides will say we now know where the votes are, we know there are very few undecided. what we have to do is get them to the polls and on time tuesday. >> as they try to get people to the polls tuesday, they make their closing arguments, we know what they are. mitt romney says i am the agent of change, president obama is saying you know me, you know what i'm standing for.
how effective are the arguments? >> at this point i think everybody knows the arguments. i think the country is ready to have the election over, matt, and they've pretty much made up their minds. we'll see. governor romney today is going to have everybody but his third cousin in ohio with him. they're going to have enormous push, designed to get people out at that time. the ground game, everybody acknowledges president obama which is run out of chicago is very sophisticated. they identified their groups, know how to get in touch with them. that's what we have to wait and see. as chuck said earlier, when we get the jobs report today, if it spikes up sharply, that's what worries obama people more than anything else. >> if the unemployment number goes up. >> if it goes up sharply, that's a big problem for them. if it stays about where it is, the country has become accustomed that this is a long slog. if it goes up sharply, who knows. that's what makes presidential politics and tuesday next week for us not only exciting but
important to pay attention. and i do think they're paying attention now. >> it could be a long night. tom brokaw. >> not could be, let me say one more thing. steve tyler for years has been trying to get me to open for aerosmith. >> let me say one thing. i went to watch them this morning, who was standing by the stage, tom brokaw. enjoy the concert. a programming note, "meet the press" will be from demonstration plaza in rockefeller center. his guests include president obama's senior campaign adviser david plouffe, house majority leader eric cantor and newark mayor cory booker. >> and you're on as well. >> big weekend in politics. >> certainly is. we can forecast that. tell you that's what's going on around the country. here is what's happening in your neck of th good morning to you. good-looking sunrise over the bay bridge.
a beautiful weekend shaping up. today will be as warm as yesterday with highs in the 70s. as we get into your weekend, we're talking about a warmup. 77 degrees on saturday. up to 81 come sunday. don't forget, we've got that time change, fall back, set your clock back one hour 2:00 a.m. sunday. >> and that's your latest >> that's your latest weather. savannah? the back lash about going ahead with the new york city marathon. should it be cancelled or delayed. and unlikely contractors that could be on the prowl in your neighborhood days after the storm. first, this is "today"
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it is 7:26. good morning, everybody. i'm jon kelley. a student at a san jose elementary school is now suing the principal, the teacher and school district for negligence and sexual abuse. this lawsuit claims the girl was abused by her teacher at o.b. whaley elementary school two years ago and the principal failed to act on those accusations. this lawsuit coming as the criminal trial against the principal is expected to wrap up sometime today. she is facing charges for faelg the report the abuse allegations against craig chandler. she admits in court yesterday she knew about the parents' concerns with chandler but did not report him because he assured her he wasn't doing anything inappropriate. chandler was later arrested and charged with committing lewd acts on five children. this marks the second time in 20 years prosecutors have charged a
school administrator for not calling authorities in a situation like this. right now let's check that weekend forecast. christina loren is here to talk about it. a nice one. >> yeah, we've got a great-looking day and weekend coming up. 51 degrees in san francisco. 42 in napa. let's take you down into the south bay. it's chilly out this there's this morning. 48 to start in san jose. we stop the clock on your futurecast right around 4:00 to 5:00 we'll see clouds increasing across the bay area. mostly cloudy conditions by tonight. maybe a few north bay showers. throughout tomorrow high pressure starts to move in and will warm our numbers up into the 80s. 70s today, upper 70s tomorrow, low 80s by sunday, then we hit some very warm weather, potentially breaking some records monday into tuesday. 86 degrees on super tuesday of next week. 7:27. we are in the heart of rush hour. let check that drive. >> we'll look over here to palo alto where the southbound side does jam up approaching university. coming northbound, very slow
just before you get to university. couldn't quite catch it with our cameras. north coming out of mountain view there's a stall blocking one of your lanes causing quite a bit of slowing. south 880 just past dakota there's a minor accident to the shoulder, a distraction slow out of union city. also 24 west at pleasant hill road an accident now blocking two of your three lanes, slow out of walnut creek. jon, back to you. tune into nbc bay area tonight holding a special telethon for the victims of hurricane sandy. matt lauer will host the event.
we'll talk about it coming up. inside studio 1 ak-. i'm savannah guthrie alongside matt lauer. >> following this story on social media, seems that overwhelming responses against that decision. >> a lot of outrage about that. we'll get into that. >> if your home was damaged in stormont and want to get it fixed fast, how do you know who
you can trust to do that all-important work? a warning to homeowners about unlicenses contractors we found patrolling very hard-hit neighborhoods. >> and as you know new jersey took a direct hit from this storm, and on thursday jon bon jovi viewed the destruction in his hometown firsthand. tonight he is part of nbc universal's live benefit for storm victims, along with some other fantastic performers from across the region and we'll catch up with john in just a moment. we want t
savannah? >> craig melvin at central park, thank you. congressman michael grim represents the borough of staten island and scott stringer is the staten island president. you are right there in staten island, an area so hard hit. reactions to this border from frustration, to bewilderment and rage, and i detect from you you feel some rage about this
decision. >> well, there's no question i'm angry about it, and i'm exoegt sentiments of all the people i'm visiting on a regular basis. like three different groups of people here on staten island, those that are still grieving their loved ones, their friends and their neighbors for lives that we lost. those that don't know where friends, neighbors, family members, are they are displaced. we don't even know their status and there's a good chance death tolls can still rise, and then there are those that are to the new york city marathon. i should mention, congressman, we invited the mayor or a representative from the mayor's office to come on, and they declined but they did give a statement saying our recovery efforts are on going and none will be impacted by the marathon. no resources will be reduced.
sir, do you buy that? >> well, here's the problem with that. you've got to understand. the mayor has one of the most difficult jobs in the world, and i do respect that. however, there are people right now that have absolutely no heat. they are sitting still in the dark in their apartments and they have no food. my office has been getting calls that someone checked on a neighbor and found out they haven't eaten so they are bringing food over there so to say we have enough resources just isn't accurate. it's not true. there are still many people who ha stringer, the borough power. abuse of power, massive
generators are providing electricity to a tent in central park, not in staten island. you initially supported the mayor edecision. have you changed your mind? >> i give mayor bloomberg and governor cuomo respect for their efforts. i believe in this case we have to be very cautious. as congressman grimm stated, staten island is suffering. breezy point, queens is suffering and let me tell you about lower manhattan. i was going yesterday build by building and people are suffering. you know what they ones and th people in manhattan, the financial hub of the world, when you go down there it looks like a wasteland so i give the mayor credit for wanting to do it all but i think in a close call we have to be very cautious.
let me just mention two things. new york has two great traditions, it's the marathon and the other traditi event. is that not a reason to keep it going? >> absolutely not. first of all, this is how i feel as a staten islander. we had looting going on for two days in a row, and the people that were looted and the people that live in these neighborhoods feel if there's going to be any resources to -- for police officers, let's have them here and let's stop looting and things like that before we send them to take care of the marathon. it's apples and oranges, symbolic for us and how we feel. >> happy to have you on on a busy morning. thank you to you both. we want to hear from our
viewers. do you think the marathon should be cancelled, or should it go on? you can logon to today.com and let us know what you think. now let's turn and get a check of the weather from al. >> and let's see what we've got going on as we look ahead towards the weekend. we're going to see that we've got a beautiful weather mid-atlantic states. some snow showers and rain showers in upstate new york. also in the northern plains. rain in the pacific northwest. wet weather texas on into parts of the midwest. look at this, new york city marathon forecast. we've got temperatures low to mid-40s. by the end of it low 50s and breezy conditions out of the northwest. 13 miles per hour. the rest of the day on sunday, rain in the lower mississippi river valley. cold here in the northeast, but sunny, and we're worried about our friends without power or heat here in the northeast. it's going to be a difficult weekend at best. 7:39. you made it to friday morning.
we've got a great-looking weekend shaping up right here tt bay area. taking a live look from san rafael. just some high cirrus clouds and midlevel clouds but no low cloud cover, that's the good news. 69 in santa teresa today, 67 in oakland. temperatures climbing as we head throughout the upcoming weekend. we'll hit 81 degrees, potentially breaking some records on sunday. that warming trend continues into tuesday an more rain on the way late wednesday into thursday. >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> all right, al, thanks. coming up next, warning about unlicensed contractors at work in devastated neighborhoods, right after this. ♪
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back at 7:42 on rossen reports. everyone trying to repair their homes in the wake of the storm. officials say some contractors are preying on homeowners. national investigative correspondent jeff rossen has more. >> good morning. a lot of you are hurting, trying to put your homes back together. that makes you an easy target. you want a quick fix, you may hire the first company that comes to the door. it makes sense. but it could cost you big later. officials are warning unlicensed contractors, even scammers, could be flooding neighborhoods right now. sandy's power caught on home video. now the massive cleanup is under way. and investigators say unlicensed contractors are coming out of the wood work. >> hi, jeff rossen from nbc news. can we talk to you real quick? why did you tell us you were
licensed and trained to remove trees. >> these guys at work on the homes of vulnerable storm victims. >> it is unconscionable behavior. >> frank van dyke a veteran investigator with suffolk county consumer affairs unit. >> this contractor is operating here. >> scanning for companies breaking the law in some of long island's hardest-hit neighborhoods. >> hey, guys. checking homes for licenses. >> this contractor removing a giant tree from this home. dangerous work that requires a license. but the county has no record of him. >> i am going to issue a violation. you can come in monday. >> the homeowner told us she had no idea. >> did you know they were unlicensed when you hired them? >> no, they told us they were licensed. they should have a license. it is the law. >> without one, there are no requirements. contractors don't get a criminal background check and may not have insurance, which means if
they do a shoddy job, you could be stuck. >> you don't know the level of expertise of the workers. they could damage the house more than you already have. >> taking a tree off somebody's house. >> this contractor admits he doesn't have a home improvement license. didn't know he needed one. >> we do rigging, we do massive rigging with the boom truck. that's what we're licensed and insured to do. >> but turns out there's no license for rigging either. he's actually an elevator repairman. >> you said you were licensed in rigging. your company in stalls elevators. how do you explain that. why did you tell us you were licensed in rigging and trained to remove trees? just blocks away. >> consumer affairs is doing licensing check. >> investigators find another unlicensed contractor. he insists the government database is wrong. >> when he checked, there is no license on file for you or your company. >> okay. i'll bring my paperwork down, we'll see otherwise. >> he said he would show
investigators proof the next day but didn't. >> do you have a business card? >> look, many contractors do play by the rules. frank checked this one on the roof. fully licensed. >> i'm glad somebody showed up, checked my credentials, verified i was licensed. >> what do you make of unlicensed contractors? >> take it down. >> officials say some unlicensed contractors walk down the street going door to door, luring you in with low, low prices. when your front yard looks like this or any of the homes on the block, you're desperate. how do you say no? >> it hurts, really. i am in the hole. >> dorothy o'brien got a flyer in her door in august for tree repair from this man, eric moyer. she said she paid him $1600 in cash up front but he never did the job. >> they were only here one day, never came back again. >> new jersey prosecutors say he
was unlicensed, targeting the elderly and he was charged with multiple counts of theft. he didn't return our calls for comment. >> they're liars. they lie to you. they're complete frauds. >> now with home after home looking like this, investigators fear it is open season. >> consumers are so desperate they'll hand the money away. >> the contractors we met have a hearing next week, no previous violations against them. officials say after storms like this, contractor complaints spike. the best way to protect yourself, call the local consumer affairs department, even by phone they can quickly check if the company you're trying to hire is licensed. also like dorothy, never pay cash, and if you can, get several estimates before hiring someone. >> a fine line. people need help but there are rules, regulations, laws. thank you very much. up next, john bon jovi on devastation in his hometown in the state of new jersey and tonight's benefit concert for those recovering from the storm.
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back now at 7:49 with how you can help those affected by sandy. back with how you can help those effected by sandy. >> tonight on nbc, i will be hosting a special concert. it will take place at rockefeller center, feature performances by a bevy of stars, billy joel, bruce springsteen, and the man here now, john bon jovi. some of the worst devastation in his hometown, home state. thursday he had a chance to go home, see the damage, talk to people that lost just about everything. that couldn't have been easy, jon. nice to see you. >> it was hard to see your hometown devastated like this, and people i grew up with, my grammar school turned into a shelter. people's homes gone, them saying to me we are now homeless. we never intended to be homeless. these were hard working, blue collar people.
>> town you grew up in, meant so much to you. what do you think it takes to rebuild? >> concerted effort by the we, collective we, as americans we come together in times of need and all new yorkers in times of need, been through it before, supported other tragedies, people in other parts of our country feel if they support us, they know someday we're supporting them. people come together this time. >> the call came out, you obviously jumped in right away. a number of fellow performers did, too. >> yes, never a shortage of entertainers willing to help. >> new jersey a big part of your life, also your music, in and out of love shot in seaside heights, you saw the view from the chopper. >> tragic. >> the inner sleeve of the new jersey album was shot there. i spent my childhood, i was a child in that city. my hair? no. it's gone. it's gone.
the entire jersey shore i knew is gone. >> al mentioned you were overseas in london. i called you on the phone, you were the first person to say yes. it took you about three seconds to say yes. you jumped on a plane, got back here, and a lot of other performers join us tonight. we really, really appreciate your help. >> have to be here. these are our people. this is what we do. >> you can see hurricane sandy coming together tonight, 8:00 eastern on the networks of nbc universal and online at nbc.com. >> want to remind you, the american red cross relief efforts, start contributing now, call 1-800-help now, or text red cross to 90999 if you want to make a $10 donation. back with much more on today, including a live concert from aerosmith after your local news. concert from aerosmith, after these messages. [ snoring ] [ snoring ]
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it is 7:56. good morning, everybody, i'm jon kelley. the chp patrolling the streets of oakland this morning. this following an order from governor jerry brown. california highway patrol officers joining forces with opd trying to help increase patrols out there in very high crime areas and help stop violent crimes. so far this year alone, oakland has 108 homicides. >> we've done these details, a definite decrease in calls for emergency services, in violent crimes occurring, and we've also seen an increase in community relations. >> this isn't the first time this has happened. the chp worked with oakland police before between 2007 and 2010. the program ended because of a lack of funding. this partnership will last for at least three months. let's take it outside right now and take a look at the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. good morning. >> hey, good morning to you, jon kelley. the last time we'll see the sun come up at 7:30. when we meet back here on monday
we're talking about a 6:36 sunrise with that time change. don't forget, we fall back at 2:a.m. this sunday. 43 degrees, it's cool in novato, 51 in san francisco. overall temperatures running 5 to 10 degrees cooler than this time yesterday. mostly clear conditions. area of low pressure takes a hike out of our area. high pressure builds in leaving us with really comfortable fall-like temperature as we head through the afternoon. highs will be in the 70s. 73 in livermore, 73 for fairfield and mid to upper 60s right at the coast. as we get into the weekend, the warmup continues. 83 degrees by monday. 7:57. it is busy out there on a friday. >> it is. why don't we just stay on that shot as i explain that the traffic flow nothing unexpected. for the muni system i'm just getting late-breaking news this is a medical emergency at the montgomery station affecting the underground lines. head above ground or take b.a.r.t. there's a medical emergency at the station underground. they're halting some of the
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♪ and we're back now. 8:00 on a friday morning. it's the 2nd day of november, 2012. a look from above at our outdoor concert stage. in about half an hour that stage will be filled with the legendary rock 'n' roll band aerosmith making their very first ever morning show concert appearance, and we are thrilled. consider the fact that it's really difficult to get in and out of new york city these days, and we have a great crowd of people who have turned out for these legends of the music industry. there they are. how is that for a visual in our studio right now. >> good morning, america! >> good morning. >> we'll be talking to that group in just a little bit. >> that's why they have never done morning television.
>> they don't even know what show they are on. >> they didn't get the memo. people that drove in all the way from boston to get here, a lot of dedicated fans very excited about the concert and speaking of concerts, we do have a lot of great music coming up in the next few weeks. one direction, the big boy band, is going to be here on tuesday, november 13th, and we'll actually have more of them the following day as well. >> but that's not all, wait. there's more. we've got three more concerts thanksgiving week. flo rida will be kicking things off on monday, november 19th. kesh yeah kesha rocks the plaza the next day. this guy goes yeah, and on wednesday, the day before thanksgiving, mr. worldwide himself, pitbull. we're calling him mr. ya. >> but this morning it's all about aerosmith. natalie's got a look at the headlines. natalie?
all right. good morning again to you. good morning, everyone. federal officials will visit new york's staten island today which received a severe blow from hurricane sandy. nbc's andrea canning is there with more on the struggles facing the entire region. good morning, andrea. >> reporter: good moing, natalie. this is just the scene of total devastation. boats actually reached people's doorsteps here, and what makes this really sad is that 19 people are now confirmed dead here on staten island, including a mother whose two young children were washed away with the floodwaters. and to make matters worse, we just got off the phone with a family who is being displaced from the hotel to make way for new york city marathon runners because the marathon is on sunday, and we're hearing this story from other families as well, so that is only adding to the frustration. another area of frustration is gas lines. they are stretching for miles long. people are waiting for hours to get their gas. it is now limited to ten gallons per person, so lots of frustration there. there is some good news here on staten island. top fema officials are coming. also the department of homeland
security. secretary janet napolitano will be making a visit here today. so this is attention that this community really needs right now. natalie? >> all right. andrea canning in staten island, thanks so much, andrea. with only four days until the presidential election new unemployment numbers from the labor department this morning show that the nation's jobless rate rose 0.1% to 7.9% as more people enter the job market. however, employers did step up hiring adding 171,000 people to their payrolls. that report is sure to provide ammunition for both sides in the presidential race. emergency workers believe they have contained a fire and tanker cars that derailed this week in kentucky. hundreds of people remain out of their homes, including the entire town of west point. the rail car contained a volatile chemical used to make the rubber in tires. federal health officials say nine more people have been diagnosed with fungal meningitis linked to tainted steroid injections. at least 377 people have been
sickened in 19 states. however, the cdc lowered the number of deaths from the outbreak to 28 instead of 29, and federal regulators say they have found contamination in more drugs made by a massachusetts pharmacy tied to the outbreak. a new medical study finds that hospital patients routinely have their sleep disrupted by endless in-room activity overnight. yale researchers also found noise levels that exceed those recommended by the world health organization. now for a look at what is trending today, our quick roundup of what has you talking online. blake shelton is big online after being named entertainer of the year at the country music association awards last night. it was the third win of an emotional night for shelton who also served as a coach on nbc's "the voice." they love him on it. a new disney video featuring darth vader's lighter side is going viral showing him enjoying the sites and rides at disneyland to celebrate disney's
purchase of lukas film and plans for more "star wars" movies. and south korean superstar psy is trying to learn a new old dance, the dougy. >> ready. ♪ ♪ will you teach me how to dougy ♪ >> got to do the head part, yeah, yeah. i'm going to go with you because we've got to coordinate. >> let you judge for yourself whether the creator of the "gangnam style" craze can master one of the most popular dances to come out of american pop culture. i think he's got. it looks like he's pretty smooth there. 8:05 now. let's go back outside to matt, savannah and al. >> move it like bernie. >> can you do the dougy? >> i can, but i'm not allowed to by law. >> oh, okay. >> there we have it. >> taking a survey. >> yes. let's check your weather and see what we've got for you. our pick city today happens to be myrtle beach, south carolina, sunny, mild, temperatures in the upper 60s. unfortunately, we've been talking about this. the european model, the same one that predicted sandy as a
nor'easter is coming up the coast tuesday night, wednesday, on into thursday, and you can see that onshore flow which is not what we need for the beaches in new jersey, long island, connecticut and then on into new england. potential one to two inches of rain. wind gusts of over 45 miles per hour, and then snow mixing in with rain as you move inland. we will continue to watch this right throughout the weekend. don't forget to check the weather channel on cable and weather.com online to get your latest forecast. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's . always good advice, al. good morning. 8:06. i'm meteorologist christina loren with a live look at san jose with haze here. we have no fog to report across the greater bay area. the sun is out in full force. 73 brings in livermore. 69 in napa. 67 in san francisco. as we get into the weekend, temperatures start to climb. 77 inland. saturday, the 80s arrive. we fall back at 2:00 a.m. on sunday.
and dylan dreyer will have your forecast on "weekend today." >> thanks, al. we'll talk to the guys from aerosmith before the show. jack! no, no, no, no, no! the only thing more surprising than finding the perfect gifts.. niice. ...is where you find them. how did you know? i had a little help. this is how to gift. this is sears. prego?! but i've bought ragu for years. [ thinking ] wonder what other questionable choices i've made? i choose date number 2! whooo! [ sigh of relief ] [ male announcer ] choose taste. choose prego.
back now at 8:11 with more on the recovery from sandy. this storm has dealt a major blow to communities across the region, forcing home owners to make some pretty big adjustments to their daily lives. "today's" jenna wolfe has more on that part of the story. jenna, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, savannah. back in the day victims suffering power outages with candles, search for flashlights, "d" batteries and wait anxiously for the lights to come back on. today, a different story, if you planned ahead and got a portable generator putting you in luck and in high demand. neighbors now hosting generator parties to help pass the time. coming together to weather the storm and to weather the boredom. in the suburbs surrounding new york city many streets look like this one just north of manhattan, downed trees, exposed wires, still a mess from sandy's howling winds. >> that part of the main trunk of the tree came down.
there could definitely be elected try pied line. this is most definitely a live line. >> reporter: allen is part of a growing trend in the suburbs, no longer waiting in vain for his electricity to come back on. with sandy he's been able to pick up the most popular toy on the block. if you stop talking for a second, you can hear almost like a hum in the town. you hear that hum? >> yeah. >> reporter: generators. >> yeah. almost every home here is trying to get one, trying to borrow one, trying to rent one, trying to use one. i found someone who doesn't need theirs, so i'm renting it from them because they are like gold right now. >> reporter: this is it, the whole generator? >> this is it, just give it a turn towards there, hold it. >> reporter: and with that night life begins at the home. how many of you guys know what a generator is? what's a generator? >> something that makes electricity and then it goes into the house if you plug it in. >> reporter: the scene is pleasantly chaotic, much like allen's electrical setup that would make even ben franklin
proud. you had irene last year. you had sandy this year. is a generator going to be a bigger part of your plan now maybe for next year? >> 100%. i think this is what everybody talks about in the community. it's no longer, you know, tickets to a game you may have or what you're doing this weekend. it's if you have a generator. >> reporter: call it the generator generation. a couple years ago you wouldn't see people flocking to buy them, but now? >> we'll be getting some sort of better built-in generator, for sure. >> reporter: you have had this great role. you've played host to a lot of your neighbors this week. >> people have now been coming to us to charge their phones, to get some work done. >> reporter: right. >> to stay warm, to have a hot meal. >> this is my new hotel, and i get to stay here until i have power because he doesn't have a choice because i married his sister. >> reporter: your generator is running right now. >> yes, it is. >> but we're still sitting by candlelight. >> correct. because it can only power so much. >> reporter: with the great demand for generators comes the
great demand for fuel though many gas stations like this one in westchester are running out very quickly leaving people who did prepare ahead by getting generators in the dark. >> we actually had to siphon three cars that are somewhat full of gas. if we have to, we'll start taking gas out of the cars. >> reporter: nearby at the schwartz house, a generator party, pizza, play dates and most importantly on this night electricity. >> we are luckier than some in this neighborhood. i mean, if you look around, it's complete blackness for the most part. we decided we'll invite our friends and their parents and got pizza and salad and a movie playing. the kids are having a great time. >> reporter: a typical scene. those who can help do, a simple act of generator generosity. the neighbors have wine, the kids are entertained and for one night life seems okay. how many of you guys are having fun at the pizza party tonight? >> me!
>> reporter: yeah! while sandy has left so many in the dark, for these neighbors there's no better sound than the dull hum keeping them company. all hail the generator. it could be a week or more before the lights go back on in many places. for now, a little credit for those of you who have a generator and a lot of credit for those of you sharing its power with others in the dark. savannah. >> a lot of people saying that was a good decision to get a generator if they got one. >> reporter: whoever doesn't have one this year, getting one next year. >> coming up next, matt catches up with aerosmith before this morning's big concert on the plaza, right after this. ♪ i'm back in the saddle again
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♪ let's hum ♪ a prius for everyone ♪ there's a bigger one, if you want more space ♪ ♪ a small one if the city's your place ♪ ♪ and even one you can plug in ♪ so hop on in and give one a spin ♪ ♪ and let's hum, hum, hum, hum ♪ ♪ let's hum ♪ a prius for everyone it's been 42 years since aerosmith formed in boston. today they are the best-selling american rock 'n' roll band of all time. and they are set to release their first all new album in more than a decade, their 15th overall called "music from another dimension." we are really happy to welcome steven tyler, joe perry, brad whitford, todd hamilton and joey kramer. guys, good morning and welcome. it's nice to have you here. >> good morning. >> good morning, matt. >> what a visual this is. i joked the other day, i said when you look at this band you don't exactly scream morning
people, so is that why you haven't done a morning show concert? >> that's exactly why. >> so raise your hand if this is an early wake-up call for you or a very late night? >> these are pajamas actually. >> late night. >> you haven't gone to bed. >> no. >> no? >> always heard about this thing called morning but we never believed it. now it must be true. >> it's real. >> finally dawned on you, huh? >> to have these five guys sitting together is not always easy. you told me in an interview not long ago it's sometimes tough to get this band on the same page. still the case? >> it was a great press ploy, wasn't it? >> on occasion, you know, but it's life. >> when it comes to playing, we're on the same page. >> but life can sometimes throw different wrinkles at you? absolutely yeah. >> now there's cameras, cameras everywhere, so stuff that's been going on all these years, now is news. >> and you do have separate lives. >> we have lives and we have
wives and kids and, you know, we've all taken different paths to, you know, fill the best out of our lives. >> this band has outlived some of our marriages. this one takes priority, you know, in most cases. >> and it's interesting how the life, you know, the music just smacks life right in the face. we get together and we write, and we're like modern day sorcererers. we create this music in the studio when we can get ourselves locked into a studio long enough and that's the beauty, and we see that after the first month, and, you know. >> you see that after the first month, and then when you're on tour like you are starting the second leg, do you start to think after a while, okay, we've got to get some alone time again. >> thinking about fishing. >> take a little time off, but the music is always going. >> 42 years of a relationship, you know, brings what it brings, you know. i don't know anybody, including myself, that's done anything for 42 years. >> steven, we sat down at your house last year in los angeles, and we talked, and we talked a
lot about you, joe, and the relationship you two have, and he was very honest about how tumultuous it's been, but i also want you to know he said some awfully kind, wonderful, sincere things about you. >> we're probably due to have a writing session or something the next day, and so, i don't know, wanted to get into some kind of good mood. >> he said he's addicted to your music. he's addicted to the sound of your guitar. >> i think it's mutual. we both come from opposite ends of a spectrum. i mean, he's very schooled in how to put songs together and that kind of thing, and i just want to get out there and rock. when tom and i played together, it was all about just blasting away. >> we're all addicted to joe's guitar sound. >> but it was nice to hear, after all of the talk of the trouble, really nice to hear what a tender spot in your heart you have for him. >> i do. >> it's nice of you to say. >> you know, bringing people together here on the "today" show, look at this. >> this is our tv behavior.
>> this new album, all new music. how would you compare it to other stages of your career throughout the years? >> it incorporates all the stages of our career, really. >> i mean, we definitely want to do something that had a connection to the beginning, but as it went along it started to really reflect all the different things that we've tried over the years. >> a tough situation in this area. >> somewhere between "rocks" and "toys in the attic." you find a red record, got vinyl coming out, that's why it's from another dimension. >> a lot of people have said it's been ten years since we had a studio record but it's really 40 years to make this record, because like tom said, we've taken bits and pieces of what the band has done, all different kinds of rock 'n' roll, and put it on this record. >> as you all know this tough situation in this region right now in the wake of hurricane sandy, and a look outside, you've got a lot of real good fans who made their way down here despite emergencies and all
that, and they can't wait to hear you play in the next half hour. i'm in that group, and i thank you guys for coming. i want to mention, you guys, you two, are going to come and join us on this benefit concert. >> just spoke to jon in the hallway, jon bon jovi, i cannot not do it. i was born in manhattan so i've got to do this. >> got to represent. thrilled about that. a concert can you see on the networks of nbc universal tonight at 8:00, and, again, their album is called "music from another dimension." they will be on stage in the next half hour. first, here's savannah. >> matt, thanks. during a week like this we could use a little music and some laughs, too. the late-night comedy hosts were more than happy to provide us with a few. >> thank you very much for joining us here in the ed sullivan shelter. >> because of the hurricane, we had to do the show to a bunch of empty seats, or as clint eastwood calls that a full house. >> to make sure we rebuild our state we do what needs to be done. >> wow, that guy is incredible. i just wish i knew his name or his title. >> oh, there you go.
chris christie, governor. >> good thing his mom sewed his name into all of his clothes. >> gave me such a start! i know exactly what this is. chris christie's pants, ladies and gentlemen. >> because of hurricane sandy, new jersey governor chris christie actually cancelled halloween. this seems very suspicious to me, especially considering the fact that he just posted this photograph on instagram. >> mitt romney had something for the kids at his house. show romney's house. >> look, let me tell you something. if you're looking for free stuff you don't have to pay for, i'm not your guy. >> ladies and gentlemen, now to present tonight's top ten list, vice president of the united states, joe biden. >> if you vote early, you don't have to pay taxes. i'm sorry, i'm being told that's not accurate. >> and the number one good thing about voting early, ladies and gentlemen. >> honestly, don't you want this
election over with already? it is 8:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. we are following breaking news in san francisco. big delays on muni metro in and out of san francisco right now. we learned that all lines between west portal and embarkadaro are closed. muni is telling riders to ride the s market aboveground if you want to avoid the mess. in addition, b.a.r.t. is honoring muni passes. muni has stopped service this morning. christie smith is on the way to the scene. we will have a live update from the scene. let's check in with traffic. mike.
these are the muni metro trains through the montgomery station. it is closed right now because of a deadly accident on the tracks. we are tracking that. the impact on the maps. this is the overview of the city. the montgomery station is closed down. is honoring passes through market. look how far they are honoring it. balboa station. people are forced aboveground or lower deck. we are tracking that into and out of the city. we will rejoin the "today" show coming up. [ maraca shaking ]
♪ 8:30 now on this friday morning. it's the 2nd day of november, 2012, a day we will remember for a long time around here because we have rock legends on our plaza this morning. aerosmith just getting a little bit warmed up for our crowd. the concert will be in just a few minutes. thanks to the crowd who have really come a long way to get here this morning. >> give yourselves a hand, because you braved a lot of elements to get here, and we're thrilled to have you. this concert starts in just a couple of minutes. we've got a lot to get to, but first mr. roker, how about a
check of the weather. >> all right. let's look at your weekend ahead. here's what we've got for you. rain stretching from texas into the mid-mississippi river valley, mountain snows, some rain in upstate new york and also the northern plains. wet weather in the pacific northwest. new york city marathon sunday morning. 7:43. by the time it's over, 51 at 3:00 with northwest winds at 15 miles per hour. rest of sunday, rain in the pacific northwest, lower mississippi river valley and looking for -- what did he just say -- plenty of sunshine from the great lakes on into the northeast. that's why they haven't done mornings. that's what's going on around the country. good morning, steve tyler. taking a live look here. the camera is shaking a bit. you will notice winds picking up, but the fog. nothing to point out.
no patchy fog through the livermore or fairfield area. 73 degrees. full sunshine in fairfield. 70 in concord. 67 in san francisco. we have a good looking warm up shaping up. >> there is another event other than the new york city marathon on sunday. it's the best night of the week. that's because it's sunday night "football night in america." the boys head to the georgia dome to take on the falcons. it's a good one. outdoor weather, a few showers. temperatures 66-70 degrees. the great risk taker tony romo, oh, no, it's tony romo. anyway, that's sunday night, "football night in america." >> don't get distracted, al. we want to take a moment and welcome the newest member of our "today" family, erica hill has been announced as co-anchor for
"weekend today." someone i haven into known and admired for a long time. such an honor to have you here. >> thank you, so feel honored and humbled to join this family, such an incredible tradition and getting all choked up but to be a part of nbc news and the "today" show and spend my weekend with lester holt, doesn't get much better than that. >> you are no stranger to the mornings. you know the grind, but mornings are never stranger than when you spend them with lester holt, so are you ready for that? >> i welcome any and all tips for coping. please send them my way. >> like to welcome new anchors with the big concert. >> just for you. >> i like that before the spanking. >> that one not so much. >> let me tell you, it's wonderful to have you. we'll have a lot of fun on the weekends. >> a lot coming up this weekend so we can probably do a little preview. coverage of the aftermath of hurricane sandy as people struggle to clean up here in the northeast. we're also going to take you inside a real live war room and a place you may not suspect, the home depot. >> and in case you forgot there's an election around the corner. find out the latest and get the last minute on the road with the
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told me how to walk this way ♪ ♪ she told me to walk this way talk this way ♪ ♪ walk this way talk this way ♪ walk this way talk this way ♪ walk this way talk this way ♪ just give me a kiss ♪ ♪ like this ♪ ♪ schoolgirl sweeties with a classy kinda sassy little skirts climbin' way up their knees ♪ ♪ there was three young ladies in the school gym locker when i noticed they was lookin' at me ♪ ♪ i was a high school loser never made it with a lady till the boys told me somethin' i missed ♪ ♪ then my next door neighbor with a daughter had a favor gave me just a little bit of this ♪
♪ ♪ seesaw swinger with the boys in the school and your feet flyin' up in the air ♪ ♪ singin' hey diddle diddle with your kitty in the middle of the swing like you didn't care ♪ ♪ so i took a big chance at the high school dance with a missy who was ready to play ♪ ♪ was it me she was foolin' 'cause she knew what she was doin' told me how to walk this way ♪ ♪ she told me to walk this way talk this way ♪ ♪ walk this way talk this way ♪ she told me to walk this way ♪ walk this way talk this way ♪ just give me a kiss ♪ ♪ like this >> new york city!
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they are the best voice in boston and proving it this morning, members of the rock 'n' it is such an honor to have aerosmith with us. how are you doing this morning >> and you have a new album coming out. you haven't had new material in more than a decade. is it something that we should expect, what aerosmith fans are used to hearing, or is it something new to this sound? >> it's been so long that we've been together in the studio that
we sat in there and started creating stuff floating around in the room. it wasn't for the same reason as the old days. it was magic and it was music and it was good. >> monday, you guys are going to be in concert in boston. that's got to be fun. what's it going to be like? >> well, it's actually been one to turn our apartment when we started the band into a landmark so they are going to put a black plaque up there. >> 1325. >> 1325 comm avenue in boston and we're going to show up and wave and all that and may pick up our guitars and play a couple of songs. >> i have a feeling you're going to do that. >> kind of full circle, you know. >> ladies and gentlemen, once again, aerosmith.
♪3 c1 ♪ i've got eyes for you, baby ♪ ♪ i'm blind for you, baby ♪ i feel for you, baby ♪ just give me some of your love ♪ ♪ show me your love ♪ i've got eyes for you, baby ♪ i'm blind for you, baby ♪ i feel for you, baby ♪ just give me some of your love ♪ ♪ show me your love ♪ i don't think i'll ever come back if you don't give me some of your love ♪
♪ things that i never knew ♪ they have been there forever ♪ but it's the first time that i'm blue ♪ ♪ show me your love ♪ show me your love ♪ i don't think i could ever come back if you don't give me some of your love ♪ >> yeah, baby. ♪ oh, yeah ♪ ♪ oh, yeah ♪ my heart starts to race with your embrace ♪ ♪ your beautiful face
car ♪ ♪ your daddy said i took you just a little too far ♪ ♪ tellin' other things but your girlfriend lied ♪ ♪ can't catch me 'cause the rabbit done died ♪ >> oh, baby, baby, baby. ♪ standin' in front just shakin' your ass ♪ ♪ take you backstage you can drink from my glass ♪ ♪ tellin' you something you can sure understand ♪ ♪ 'cause later down the road have me eatin' from your hand ♪ ♪ and you know what i'm talking ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ about, baby ♪
good morning. 8:56. we are continuing to follow been out of san francisco. look at the muni line which is shutdown at west portal because of a body found on a track. this is as far as you can get. this is video from the church street tunnel. dozens of people came outf church because trains are not allowed into the tunnel. b.a.r.t. is not affected. you can use b.a.r.t. trains from
♪ i ♪ i even know that she loves you a lot ♪ ♪ why don't you know don't you know that she's hot ♪ ♪ i even know that she loves you a lot ♪ ♪ why don't you know don't you know what you've got ♪ ♪ i even know that she loves you a lot ♪ ♪ why don't you know don't you know what you've got ♪ >> thank you! thank you, ladies. thank you, thank you. >> and we're back with more of "today" on a friday morning. 2nd day of november, 2012. we waited 42 years. it was worth the wait. guys, thank you, thank you so much. great having you here. appreciate it. aerosmith.
brand new album out, and by the way, steven and joe are going to be with us tonight on this benefit concert to help the victims of hurricane sandy. guys, fantastic. >> thank you. >> now that we've made history on the "today" show plaza. >> got to say a couple of things. all those years -- by the way, willie geist joining us as well. all these years rocking the plaza, that was rocking the plaza. mark trout, one of our great stage hands here, manager said, you know, there's a difference when the gods of rock 'n' roll take the stage, and they are the gods of rock 'n' roll. >> not only have we drawn a crowd, people who have come to see the band, people we work with that play guitars or drum as a hobby, all here taking notes because everybody wants to see rock 'n' roll legends. >> i guess there was some question if a rock 'n' roll band could come to play at 8:30 in the morning. those questions were answered a few minutes ago. >> we've got a jumbotron up on the plaza there which is pretty cool. >> that's there for democracy plaza. >> exactly.
worked out pretty well today. >> a lot of people got to see the concert. we want to get to the news of the day and we've got miss natalie morales over at the news desk. good morning to you again. >> good morning to you once again. good morning, everyone. only four days until the presidential election new unemployment numbers from the labor department show that the nation's jobless rate rose 0.1 in october to 7.9% as more people enter the job market. pe enter the job market. however, employers did step up hiring, adding 171,000 people to their payrolls. that report is sure to provide ammunition for both sides in the presidential race. there are signs of hope as the northeast tries to recover from hurricane sandy. utility officials in new york vow to restore power by tomorrow to many manhattan and brooklyn customers and more subway and rail lines are reopening today but there are still long line at area gas stations where some drivers have been waiting for hours often to learn there is no fuel left or it is being rationed.
along the devastated jersey shore, residents are being allowed back into their neighborhoods, only to find that in so many cases they are now homeless. there's a lot of debate about the decision to proceed with the new york city marathon on sunday. mayor michael bloomberg defends the decision saying the city needs the money and vows the marathon won't divert any resources as the city recovers from the superstorm. this weekend marks the end of daylight saving time for 2012. so before you go to sleep on saturday night, here's your reminder to set your clocks and watches back one hour to standard time. blake shelton, who serves as one of the coaches on nbc's "the voice" was the big winner at last night's country music association awards. he took home entertainer of the year awards and two other trophies. his wife, miranda lambert, was named female vocalist of the year. powerful team. you can help those affected by hurricane sandy. tonight on the networks of nbc universal, matt will host a
special one-hour concert, hurricane sandy coming together. it will feature performers including billy joel, jon bon jovi, sting and aerosmith as well. let's go back over to al with another check of the weather. al will be taking part in that telethon as well. >> we want to help everyone along the shorelines an inland as well. let's see what we've got for you for today. we're keeping an eye on a potential northeast ea'easter. it's coming up the coast past virginia early wednesday morning and setting off right off the long island and new jersey coastlines by wednesday evening. we don't like. this 1 to 2 inches of rain, wind gusts for 45 miles per hour and some wet snow inland. the problem with the strong winds and waves with the compromised beaches, that could be a big problem. the rest of the country today, sunny skies in the southeast. we're looking at more rain into the pacific northwest. in fact the energy from that
system is going to make its way and reform off our coa 9:05. you made it to friday. we have a great looking day shaping up. clear over the pyramid. you can make out the golden gate bridge. san jose getting the same start. the highs will be in the 60s and low 70s. 73 in livermore. 72 degrees in gilroy. temperatures continue to climb as we get into the weekend and next week. election day looks good. 85 degrees. all right. time-out for today's take three where we take on three issues that have caught our eyes this morning. let's get to the first topic. willie, take it away. >> you guys have seen up close and personal, some of the images from post hurricane sandy. you can't help but be moved, heartsick but a little hopeful
too. it happened after 9/11 and after a lot of natural disasters when people rush in to help. natalie, why don't i start with you. just an enduring image for you. >> obviously we're seeing great pictures across the area, here just the national guard getting some fresh muffins. but the power of twitter has really demonstrated how much you can get the word out for people who need help. in my town in hoboken, it's been neighbor helping neighbor all along, people really communicating. some people here in battery park city, heather mcalster said we have brown bag meals to deliver to hoboken. she said how can i deliver. i sent her a tweet and said take them to city hall. she delivered amazing meals. also, a great man on twitter who's been following me, runs a brazilian restaurant here in the city brought 3 h00 meals to hoboken to help them out. people say i have the resources,
what can i do, how can i help. these are the meals delivered yesterday. >> you see rescue workers carrying young kids and people through the water. you know, look at that. you just see that and it's people selflessly giving of themselves to make sure others are okay. >> just to see even from the air when i was in a helicopter seeing a front-loader picking up a couple and their dog and carrying them through the water in hoboken and delivering them to safety. >> willie, you're from jersey. it's hard on everybody to see this, but when it's your home state. >> anybody that spent any time at the jersey shore up and down the coast and saw the images you brought us two mornings ago from the helicopter, you didn't recognize the place. these were the boardwalk you visited, the roller coasters you rode. >> i rode on those rides this past summer with my kids. it's heart-breaking. >> they're gone now. there was an image from new york langone hospital that first night when the generators failed and the nicu nurses were
carrying premature babies by hand. they took them down ten stories and were bringing them out into the driving rain and wind manually ventilating them. it was moments like that that was completely life-affirming. >> and coney island, taking care of the wildlife and the walruses. there's so many people who are going 24/7 throughout all of this trying to help everyone. even one of our stage managers here, tara, has been going up to the animal control and helping walk the dogs. a lot of people forget about those who really need some help. >> folks want to figure out how can i make a difference, what can i do. we have this concert tonight that benefits the american red cross. amazing talent helping out that's going to be hosted by matt at 8:00. we've got bruce springsteen who is new jersey's favorite son along with his other co-favorite son jon bon jovi. billy joel who is like in a sense the face of fishermen in long island is going to be
there. sting, christine aguilera. it's going to be a really great concert. >> all to benefit the red cross and doing good work here. >> even if you feel like, okay, you want to help. you can text a $10 donation to the red cross as well. >> it was a star-studded affair pulled together quickly. great they would all come together for this. we'll do a little take two here, moving a little bit lighter. the topic is "you've got a friend." it turns out a new study suggests that we should have more friends. >> i agree. we need friends. >> it's not always easy. it's about expanding your circle of friends. here are the categories of friends that you need. who's cooler than you? >> willie geist. >> it doesn't apply to you, no one is cooler. >> no, who isn't cooler than me. >> six categories of friends. who's cooler than you. the friend who is up for anything. which igreat, because i think those people are always the one who say will make you go out of
your comfort zone a bit. the friend who you aspire to be, somebody who wants -- this is the oprah winfrey-like find your best self in your friend. >> i'd like to add a category. the friend who gives you a personalized weather forecast when you really need it. that's al. >> i know. >> here's the thing. i've got to find more friends. look, i'm lucky i've got the friends i've got. i've got to now find more friends? >> it's not easy out there. >> what's the point of the study? have more diverse friends so all your friends don't think like you do? >> your friends, i think, different friends fill different needs and from different times, depending on what you need. >> some people are better friends than others, obviously. >> someone you can count on. >> i don't need more friends. >> a friend that's painfully honest? >> i think i'm that end. >> i think it's about expanding as your life goes on your group of friends, which i like. i've got my childhood friends, my high school buddies and my college friends.
>> but you've got a family, you've got kids. >> al wants friends. >> i don't want more friends. i've got a good group of friends now. i don't feel that i need pressure to find more. >> do you want to hang out this weekend? >> i've got my director, joe michaels, i don't need anything else. >> you're barking up the wrong tree if you want to be al's friend. >> al adamantly against friendsh friendship. >> i don't need more people in. >> mr. charm, al roker, here we go. >> people don't want to be my friend! >> maybe it's coming the other way, al. it's not your choice. >> i can't get anybody to be my friend. >> so in that spirit of people helping people being friendly -- >> i like animals. >> do you have room for a new pet? >> we just adopted a rescue. >> so no people, animals. let's watch this viral video. it's a cat and several small puppies all wanting in and no one opening the door. >> the doggy door, the kitty dor.
>> finally the kitty takes matters into his or her own claws, paws, whatever you want to call them. and opens the screen door. look at that. >> leave it to the cat. >> wow! >> cool party tricks. >> do you think all those cats live in that house? or is that like we're going in, cats and dogs. >> it's a breaking and entering. it's a cat burglar. >> oh, my -- how did i set you up for that? can we be friends now? >> that all led up to that line for al roker actually. we've got to point out one other thing here. you know the holidays are upon us. >> thank you. a little late for that. if i had a friend in audio, we had have had that rim shot a lot sooner. >> so these are the new christmas cups. >> christmas cups? >> tloin of t39 of the holidays. >> nice and hot, cream and sugar. >> i'm going to need all the cream.
>> a good friend would put that in for you. >> wow, that's a end. >> what do you think, too early? >> that's another category, a friend who will buy you coffee. >> it's not thanksgiving yet. is it too early? >> did they skip thanksgiving? >> it's more general holiday. >> you know, a real friend would put some rum in here. >> exactly. >> this is milk, not half and half. a real friend would have brought cream. far more delicious. >> i've got a cat that can go get that for you. coming up next, we'll kick off frugal fridays with the look at shopping for big-ticket items right after this. donut.
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we have a new experiment out of brigham young university and emery university and it says if you are shopping for a big item like a big screen tv, you should not focus on the price. people who focused on the price actually spent 50% more, because you're just thinking about the dollars. you're much better off thinking about what attributes do i want this product to have? whether it's a diamond ring, whether it's a big screen tv, how big do i want it to be? what kind of resolution do i want it to have? do you want it to be a smart tv? and then you can find the one that has all of those attributes at a lower price. >> it seems like the things with the best of those attributes would have the biggest price. is that true? >> that's not always true especially in an item like big screen tvs where we're seeing a lot of them under $10,000. >> we'll start with popular books and something you call save on where we get great deals. >> right. each week we're going to bring you some great deals.
these come from retail me not. the folks at amazon have asked editors and publishers throughout the country which are the best books right now. not the best sellers but the best books. they're 40% off. kids books like the max and ruby's books, john meacham's new book so if you're hunkered in this weekend, find something to read. >> 40% off? >> 40% off. also papa john's is running a special. use the code 2papas but essentially every one of their stores, you spend more than $12, the next pizza is on them. at macy's, a little red, white and blue for you. this is their election day sale. 20 to 50% off almost everything in the store so this travelpro suitcase from 280 down to 1 f40. these coat 370 down to 240. >> do you have to go into the store? >> the deals may be slightly different, they tell us, from
the store to the website, but if you can't get out, hit the website, no problem. >> everybody is talking about the ipad mini. my problem with it is $330. >> well, if you have an ipad already and you want to go smaller, some people like the smaller size in their hand. you can actually sell the one that you have and use it to buy the ipad mini. so the folks did a little survey and looked at different websites where you can sell your ipad. this was comparing prices on the third generation ipad, 32 gi gigabyte. we found prices from $250 up to $500 depending on the condition of your device. and if you're willing to do the leg work yourself on a site like craigslist, you may get a little more. just one thing about those offers. if you're trading it in through apple or al semazon, you may we getting a gift card. >> as part of our frugal friday,
we want to recognize a shopper of the week. this week it's liz jenkins from philadelphia. >> she started this very cool thing that she is calling a for later fund. for the last six months every time she went to an atm, she would take a $5 bill and mark it for later. she's been saving those. now it's becoming her christmas gift fund. she's got $265 and it's growing very quickly. >> that's pretty good restraint. i'm impressed. >> so if you've got a frugal friend or a great shopper you want to share a story with us, sending it to our website because we're looking for these. >> i'm going to run out and get two pizzas. frugal friday, jean chatzkchatz. thanks. you can save your ideas on twitter with hawe'll be right bk after this.
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we've been reporting all week about the devastation left in the wake of hurricane sandy, and many folks are still struggling with the immediate needs, but there were whole communities wiped away. if you're wondering how you can help, we've got an answer. >> this is exciting t. matt is going to host a benefit concert an telethon to help people impacted by the storm. it's called "hurricane sandy: coming together." >> bruce springsteen, jon bon jovi, billy joel, christina aguilera, mary j. blige, i'm from queens, we're all part of this thing. you can see it all and donate money to the red cross tonight at 8:00 eastern right here on the networks of nbc. >> and meanwhile coming up we have one more song from aerosmith right after your local news and weather.
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good morning. it is 9:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. a commuting nightmare for thousands of muni riders from the west portal and embarcadaro station because of a body found on the track. this is the video at the corner of church and market. dozens of people are trying to catch the bus to the f market. further from downtown, we were there when the last m train went through the west portal station. it is stopping at the platform and letting out riders. we have not heard how much the delays will remain in effect.
welcome back. 9:28. let's focus on the east bay. this is the freeway slow out of richmond to berkeley. that is university avenue. that is the focus this afternoon. the maps show you coming into berkeley. i circledd memorial stadium. getting to the bay bridge, you're okay heading into the city. through the city, laura told you, a major muni metro disruption. use the f line aboveground. b.a.r.t. will honor the passes
as far as the balboa passes. laura. >> quite a mess. we will bring you the updates. thank you for joining us this morning. tune in to nbc bay area at 8:00. we will hold a special telethon for the victims of hurricane sandy. matt lauer will host the event and sting and christina an anguilara will perform. i'll have an update in a half hour. have a great morning.
♪ ♪ very excited to have the latest boy band from england. they really caused a friendsy. we're excited to have one direction taking over our concert stage on tuesday, november 13th. so let your tweens know come on down. >> then all the words to the song. >> i know all the words to four of their song. i have a 5-year-old daughter so there are posters of all five of those young in my home and they belong to my daughter. >> that's not the only thing on our concert schedule. we have three great ones for
thanksgiving week, we've got flo rida, ke$ha. come by for one or all of them. >> flo rida and pit bull. we had our anniversary party and it was so much fun. >> good morning again, everybody. i'm savannah guthrie along with natalie morales and willie geist. >> i'm a zane guy. >> i'm surprised you know the names. >> that just got weird, didn't it? >> welcome to the 9. speaking of music we'll get one more song from rock's greatest aerosmith. they wowed the crowd on the plaza, they rocked it out. they are such rock legends. and we're going to have one more performance coming up this morning. >> great to have them. also ahead, if you have that mid-afternoon energy dip, we know about that, or maybe a hard time getting started, we'll tell you which food you can eat to get an energy boost when you really need it.
plus we'll introduce you to atlanta falcons tight end tony gonzalez. football fans know him as a surefire hall of famer on the field but the most important thing in his life is the work he's doing off the field helping children cope with illnesses. this is a great story, a great hall of fame caliber player but an even better guy. >> one of the good guys. kudos for our web team. as you know today.com was honored with an eppy award for best use of social media for news services. and we've seen a lot of what they have done and put out there, especially during hurricane sandy and all the great coverage they provided on the web. congratulations, guys, you deserve it. let's go to al now. here's over in democracy plaza with a check of the weather. >> today's weather is powered by windows 8. good morning from here, democracy plaza. it's been transformed into what
with it be part of our election coverage and part of a celebration of the electoral process. this is a mock news booth. look, there's a camera with a little teleprompter there and you can sit over here and you can do an nbc news news report on that and then we'll e-mail that to you. that's pretty cool. a photo booth. we've got character stations. all sorts of things here on democracy plaza. let's take a look and show you what's going on as far as your forecast is concerned. you can see that, well, we are looking for the weekend, we expect to see some showers in the pacific northwest. look for wet weather texas into the central plains. beautiful day in the southeast. sunday, sunday, the marathon. we've got the start, sunny skies, temperatures in the low 40s. by later in the afternoon at 3:00, sunny temperatures, high of about 51 degrees. and then the rest of the country during the day we expect to see, again, more wet weather down through the southern gulf. look for beautiful weather in
the northeast and more showers in the pacific northwe 9:34. you made it to friday. look at the spectacular start. fog free conditions. you can see at&t park and the bay bridge. home of our world champion san francisco giants. comfortable conditions in san raphael. 70 degrees in concord. 66 in san francisco. as we head through the second half of the weekend, we warm up. 82 degrees on sunday. and after you finish running the marathon, rest those tootsies. put up your feet and turn on nbc, because it's sunday night, football night in america. that's right, tony romo comes in with the dallas cowboys heading on into the georgia dome taking on the falcons. outdoor weather, a few afternoon showers, temperatures in the mid to upper 60s.
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right? >> yes, exactly. calories give us energy. we need to eat something every four hours or so, so smart snacks are very important, and so that's what i've brought with me today. >> okay. let's get to a bit of the great choices, roasted edamame, packed with protein. >> yes. you have them sort of how they come, and they simply thaw them out and they are like that. got a great snack here. >> if you roast them in the oven like 425, a little olive oil and a little salt and pepper, nice crispy exterior and chewy interior and what's great in them is they are high in mag newsium. if you don't get enough magnesium your body produces more lactic acid and that's the same stuff produced after an intense workout that makes you feel tired and sore. if you are feeling tired all the time, you may not be getting enough magnesium >> i love this recipe right here, so many love deviled eggs, packed with fat and calories, a way to make them healthy and packed with protein as well. >> i'm from nashville and down
south deviled eggs are a must have. >> every party. >> every party, every picnic. the bad news is they are high in saturated fat from all the mayo. i've lightened it up. i call my eggs angel eggs, nothing devilish about it. swapped out the mayo for a mixture of hummus and-in-the-non-fat plain greig style yogurt. it will taste great, which is important, but it provides an energy boosting carbo of-s from the hummus for quick energy and then you have the protein and yogurt which sustains that energy all afternoon. >> and the protein and the hummus, great. >> a little bit of everything. >> this avocado is your cheesy tropical avocado. could theage cheese and pineapple. >> if you want to take a little vacation during the snack day, half an avocado and cottage cheese with pineapple. it's high in b vitamins. it helps convert the-s our body eats into energy to use.
>> eating too much avocado can be a bad thing. >> portion control is even important in the healthy snacks, too. >> a great stuffed pep we are lentils. >> totally. >> this is something you make ahead on the weekend and pop into the microwave any time you need an energy-boosting snack. >> the red peppers are great even with salsa, right. >> and we're running out of time. water here, but if you want to jazz up your water a little bit, you say spa water. >> i went on a spa weekend with some girlfriends and they had the water infused with fresh herbs, refreshing and hydrating. >> and real quick, dessert. >> we freeze a banana, blend it up and this is guilt-free ice cream. high in fiber so it keeps our energy level stable. >> thanks so much. >> thank you. >> coming up next, an nfl great takes time off the field to help kids in need. but first, these messages. ♪ this is the car that loves to have fun ♪ ♪ it's got something for everyone ♪ ♪ the car of the future many have said ♪ ♪ 'cause at the pump it's miles ahead ♪
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good morning. on "today's extra yard," an nfl great comforting kids. obviously being sick is not only a scary experience for kids, but can also make them feel different. that's why atlanta falcon tony gonzalez makes sure that kids know they have a buddy. nbc's kristen dahlgren has more. >> reporter: these kids are called shadow buddies, kids with
cancer, kids with inhalers, teaching them about their illness and making them feel less alone and even a big strapping football player like tony gonzalez can get a lot from these dolls and the children he gives them too-to- >> ryan's first throw of the game. a third down conversion to tony gonzalez. >> reporter: a 12-time pro bowler, tony gonzalez has been called one of the best tight ends to ever play the game, but it wasn't always that way. >> i was the worst kid on the team. >> reporter: as a child, he was scared, bullied. >> this guy would come down to my school every single day and wait for me. >> reporter: but he decided to stop living in fear, and things started to click for the young player. he became an all-american, was drafted by the kansas city chiefs, and then again learned life isn't always easy. >> i just cracked under the pressure and i dropped 17 balls that year, led the league in drops? a teammate gave gonzalez a book of vince lombardi quotes, and the tight end realized he'd have to work harder at the game. >> you have to go out there and do more than anybody else, and that's what the great ones do.
when i go out before practice now, i catch, you know, at least 50 balls before practice even starts. >> reporter: he changed his life off the field as well, and looked for a way to give back. what he found was a second family. >> miles is my little brother. >> reporter: miles is miles postelwaite born prematurely with multiple birth defects. will the had dozens of surgeries when gonzalez met him in the 1990s. he complained about not having any friends like him and his mom made him a doll and shadow buddies were born. just as the friendship between tony and miles grew, so did their cause. >> this is the cesare buddy, and he's got a little helmet. >> reporter: shadow buddies are 24 condition-specific dolls, little friends for kids who can feel all alone, whether they are suffering from heart defects, asthma or cancer. >> you can see the hair is falling off, just like the child. >> reporter: tony, and now his wife october, visit hospitals to
help distribute the buddies. to date the tony gonzalez foundation has handed out more than 55,000. many who wear number 88 and look a little familiar. >> you think it looks like me? >> my family is a big falcons fan, aren't we? >> reporter: for kids in the hospital and their parents, it can be a big boost. >> we're happy because it's kind of sad, like i've been here for four or five day. >> this is the most i've seen amani smile the whole time we've been here. >> reporter: it's not always easy. >> you go into a cancer ward and you see kids that aren't going to make it. >> reporter: but for gonzalez there is nothing like it. >> when you do go in there and you bring a smile to one of these kid's faces, way better than scoring a touchdown. >> reporter: he says the kids teach him about being tough. >> and this one is a boy that has falcons. >> had a smile on her face all day. >> as athletes we only have a short window and we want to make
it count. >> reporter: at 36 gonzalez says this is his last season in the league. >> the hope is the same hope i've had since my rookie year and that's to win a super bowl. >> reporter: ring or not, he has no plan to leave the shadow buddies team, a cause that he says changed his life, too. >> every time i talk to kids, i always tell them that story, it's not about how you start, it's how you finish. >> reporter: tony says that he wishes he could bottle up how good it makes him feel to help these kids and share them with anyone. in case you're wondering miles is 24 and he and tony are still great friends. >> you can tell how much it means to him. >> reporter: oh, yeah. >> that's terrific. kristen, thank you so much. catch the falcons take on the cowboys "sunday night football" starting at 7:00 p.m. eastern right here on nbc. coming up, one more song from the icons aerosmith, but first this is "today" on nbc.
toyota concert series on "today." >> one more song from aerosmith. ♪ ♪ why don't you know she loves you a lot. why don't you know you know what you got ♪ ♪ why don't you know that she loves you a lot ♪ ♪ don't owe know that she loves you a lot ♪ ♪ why don't you know what you got ♪ ♪ i even know that she loves you a lot ♪ ♪ don't you know, don't you know ♪
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the tracks. b.a.r.t. service is not affected. muni is telling riders to use the f market aboveground and balboa park to avoid the mess. b.a.r.t. is honoring muni passes. muni has stopped service between embarcadero and west portal. we will have more once christie smith arrives at the scene. let's look at weather with christina loren. thank you. we have a great day shaping up. a lot more sunshine today. 73 in livermore. 73 in fairfield. 63 degrees if san francisco. the raiders are taking on the bucs on sunday. the temperatures will be in the 70s at kickoff. 72 by 2:00 p.m. perfect for tailgating and
cheering on the oakland raiders. let's check the drive with mike. a quick look outside. 101 south in palo alto. it is slow to university. north 101 is slow to san jose. a disruption at the montgomery station. the f line goes slowly through this area and buses. back to you. thank you. we want to remind you to tune in to nbc bay area at 8:00. we will have a telethon for people affected by hurricane san sandy. matt lauer is hosting. we will be back at 10:26.
from nbc news this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. and it is try day frida november 2nd, we are so happy you guys are all with us today, getting ready for our quiet weekend, i hope, after everything that everybody's been through. >> but kind of a rock and roll friday night here. >> get it kicked off. >> there's a benefit concert that nbc is putting on tonight at 8:00. matt lauer, it was his idea. >> he's hosting the whole thing. >> it's at 8:00, it's supposed to be across all nbc platforms, and the goal is to raise money for the hurricane victims. >> it's called hurricane sandy coming together.
>> i love it. we have a lot of great, great acts coming. matt called a lot of these guys, bruce springsteen and the e-street band is going to come and perform. john bon jovi. >> sting, christina aguilera. >> nbc, msnbc, bravo, g-4, usa. >> wow. >> and streamed. >> gosh, we're big. >> we are humungous. anyway. >> it will be from 8:00 to 9:00 eastern time on the east coast. delay for the west coast. a lot of people are wondering how can they be helpful. you don't want to get all caught up in red tape. this is perfect. get rid of the middle man. call the red cross. just great. >> going to be cool. we read, every now and then, our guy from "the new york times" has interesting things. so there was a question from angie, here it is.
for nearly eight years, i've been pleasant to my boyfriend's mother when she visits. she's returned the favor by treating me like dirt. when can i throw in the towel and give her a taste of her own medicine? here's what phil says, never. sorry, angie, for others it's whenever they go. >> focus on departure. be as respectful as you can when she's there. easier said than done. you almost have to prepare yourself, go up and meditate for a half hour before the woman comes. >> it's weird when you meet someone and dislike someone, it's like when you have the chemistry of liking someone right away, there's the same thing when you have a bee in your bonnet, you don't know why. >> something on angie when the mother-in-law comes. lots of times, and if people could stop doing this would be wonderful, don't have an agenda when you come to visit. you're in somebody else's home. you're the guest.
don't try to control everything and say we're going to do this, do that, eat this, and do that. >> i do that. i do that, i do. i can't help it, i do. >> little ms. bossy pants. >> i know the you're right. >> that's offensive. you're in my house. >> don't tell me how to cook and clean. >> might be some residual resentment the fact this girl is her son's girlfriend. perhaps she would treat her with a little more respect if they were married. >> they've been girlfriend and boyfriend for eight years. >> obviously, there's a little something happening there too. it's more complicated than it appears. >> anyway, "the wall street journal" had this article and it talked about what kind of people live longer. okay, pretend you look in your sink, and there's stuff in there. >> that would be your sink. >> exactly. scraps, things that didn't get all the way down the drain. the disposal hadn't gone. >> bowling balls, everything.
>> there are people constantly wiping and cleaning things and people who walk by them and go, huh. >> look at that bowling ball in the kitchen sink. >> good news for people who don't care, you live longer than people who do. >> but you make people that care die, because they have to clean it up all the time. think about it, they are exhausted from doing all the things that would be so easy, one little swipe. one little swipe. but no. >> you're right. >> one swipe. think how many people you could make happy. >> you're right. every now and then, and it's rare, but i wake up some mornings, i don't enjoy cleaning, i don't like it, rarely do it, but some mornings i get on a terror. i light candles, want everything spit shined, but all the other 13 days every two weeks, i couldn't care about it. >> you're meticulous about your own hygiene, thank god, i
couldn't sit her. you care about that. never seen a speck of food in your teeth ever. >> i just don't pay close attention to the stuff in the sink. i do -- >> what about the stuff in the toilet, do you care about that? >> you are nasty. that is nasty. >> it's a fair question. >> no, it's not a fair question. i clean -- here's my confession, i clean up, and i'm going to say it, i love rose and she cleans my apartment, i clean before she comes. >> you don't want to offend her. >> that's how i roll. >> you tell america that you are. >> exactly. so here's some videos, a lot of kids are, i guess, they've had it with this election day thing. sometimes kids need to remind us to take care of business. students at harlem's democracy prep school sang a song. let's listen. ♪
♪ vote for obama ♪ or vote for romney ♪ it's your civic duty so vote for somebody ♪ ♪ it's called democracy ♪ it's your reminder ♪ vote for obama ♪ or vote for romney ♪ it's your civic duty ♪ >> cute, adorable. since we're on a musical theme and this is all the the highlight of our show. no one will forget. this is so good you have to close your eyes. this is the kind you have to feel. close your eyes. close them tight. i'm going to close mine too. this is one you have to feel. it gets in your system. >> not really. it's like a virus. >> no, it's not. here's a song is that i chose specifically because it had a little funk in it, a little wrap. and here we go. let's do it. ♪
♪ makes me feel so good inside ♪ and i want to be ♪ close to you ♪ you make me feel so alive ♪ you make me feel ♪ you make me feel ♪ you make me feel like a natural woman ♪ ♪ you make me feel ♪ you make me feel ♪ you make me feel like a natural woman ♪ ♪ you make me feel ♪ you make me feel ♪ you make me feel like a natural woman ♪
♪ natural woman >> come over here, baby. >> come here. >> oh, my gosh. that's after singing eight shows a week. >> thank you. oh, my gosh! oh, my goodness. this is billy, everybody. >> you are awesome. >> how are you, honey? i don't know you, but god bless ya! >> that was -- oh, my gosh! what a wonderful surprise! >> in case you don't know, she's an outstanding singer on "scandalous," i don't know if we mentioned it. the girls are unbelievable.
they are terrific. >> you guys kept that a secret? oh, so cute! so what's it like, you guys, eight shows a week. we're getting ready to open. >> excited, excited. >> still making changes. >> everybody's ready. >> we're ready to do that. >> well, you guys, so grateful to everybody that's come to see us at "scandalous." keep it coming. see every show on broadway. broadway is suffering right now. >> last night when the curtain went up and i saw all those people -- it was so awesome. >> they were ready to be entertained. >> they were ready. >> they were ready for a story. they knew their own stories so well. you guys, i'm honored to work with ladies like you, who are not only amazing talent, sweetest people on the planet. this lady is like our heartbeat back stage. come see everybody in "scandalous." thank you, tammie, for doing that. that makes me cry. i love you guys. see you at rehearsal.
god bless you all. wow. >> wasn't that beautiful? >> that really is. we're to the point now where we're all so exhausted too, you know? your emotions are just right on the surface. i love these ladies. >> how about that, how about that? >> thank you, hoda. >> how about those girls. >> you get so close to people. there's nothing quite as collaborative. >> bobbie's crying, but we still want to bring bobbie. >> thank you, sweet girl. >> we have to! so to top that, i don't know how to, but i've got some really cool brush stuff for you. if you ever struggled with getting your makeup brushes in the place to go after you use them, this is called the canoe bag. you can store them, but it stands up on its own. >> cute, hoda would never use it, though. and never clean her brushes. >> this is called snap and easy, it's a cool and pretty thing that lets you snap all your eye
pencils or brushes together. >> everything you can't find. >> if you're going to invest in pencils, great protectors for your brushes instead of the plastic things that come with it. they help fight bacteria and keep the shape of the brush when you wash them. >> that's nice. >> clever. >> last but not least, urban decay has a new brush that blends so you have air-brushed skin. >> thank you. >> bobbie thomas, flawless as usual. thank you, darling. she loves this thing. >> vitamins and stuff up here, there's water, you open it -- >> look what happens. then what happens is it keeps the vitamins trapped, i think. >> then you drink it? they go into the water. >> then what happens? >> you drink it! >> all right, hold on. >> i feel better already. >> all right. thank you, brittney. >> that apparently made her
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situation, it's difficult to remain cool and calm. >> dr. gail and assistant professor, hey, everybody. >> good to see you, guys. >> this storm is done, obviously, it has wreaked havoc among a lot of families, and it's hard to stay calm, because there are real present dangers out there for people. >> people get stressed with real present dangers, people can get stressed because they perceive things to be concerning, but the problem is for families it feeds on itself. you have to take stock, as they say, put your oxygen mask on first, otherwise, what happens? you fight with your spouse, kids look to you, oh, mom is nervous, must be something to be scared of. >> but part of it is even under the best circumstances, you can control your environment a bit when you've had rest. nobody has slept. no one has had any rest the last four days, or five now.
even if you weren't damaged in the storm, you've been out helping your neighbors. every bone sort of aches. >> some people aren't able to sleep because of what's going on, but when you're stressed, it can be difficult to sleep, because that's when you worry. time to go to sleep, suddenly every little thing comes into your head. you start worrying about it and that makes it tough to sleep. >> you have to break the cycle. there's a lot of activity based on the reality people have lost everything. >> people have. >> somebody has to break the cycle, family, support group, a friend has to step in and say let's talk about this. it's not just about the loss, but it's about the rebuilding. how do we start putting our lives back together again, so you go out of victim mode, which is totally understandable. >> but you can't stay there. >> now being much more of a victim. >> i met a family, how did you keep your 2-year-old calm, and she said we sang, because they
feel what you're feeling, right? >> all their signals are from us. >> remodel that behavior. >> now there's additional tension, people trying to board buses when there's not enough room, gas lines running for miles and miles. the perception of am i going to have food or not. may or may not be real. >> survival instinct. when you see people taking things or lining up, it sort of stirs that. it's hard to do, but take a moment, step back, say i'm okay, you know, even if i'm standing in a line. even if i'm waiting for this, and do some things for yourself physically. >> like what? >> breathe. >> breathe, slow, deep breathing. muscle relaxation like tightening all your muscles for five seconds and then releasing them for five seconds. >> what about music? >> that's why we have people walking around with ipods and so on. i think it's really important now. >> if they can power them.
>> but you do have to stay in control of your emotions as much as you can. i was driving by a gas station, you know, three rows deep of cars, people starting to act out, cops coming by and so on. i immediately said to myself and the person sitting next to me, let's be responsible for our own behavior. we don't have to go for the group c group. >> the community empowers you so much. >> thanks, guys. >> thanks so much. more stress relief ahead. >> really? >> our guys tell all, answer your burning questions about men. love these guys. >> the gang's all here. be social! then stay in tomorrow. make a date with your flat screen. olive garden's new dinner today, dinner tomorrow. two dinners for two nights, just $12.95. choose one of five entrees tonight, like new mezzaluna ravioli. served with unlimited soup or salad and breadsticks. then choose a second entrée to take home for tomorrow all for just $12.95. this has "movie night" written all over it.
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oh, life goes on. he's currently touring with his band. it should be crimes. >> let's go across the street to ms. sara. >> first up, carrie from tennessee, who's stranded here in new york, but while she's here, she has a question about honesty. >> do you give the honest answer when we ask how do we look in this? >> wow. >> single guy first. >> are you kidding, never! >> hopefully, it's based on honesty. >> we give the answer that's going to help us live one more day. >> that is absolutely correct. my wife is in the fashion business, so she depends on me to give the honest answer, do i look good in this. i've said no and learned a lesson. >> yes, you try to be honest, and it's like still you see the sadness, you can see the heart drop. you know what, that really wasn't worth it. >> that looks great, but you know what would look really good, that other thing.
that's how you do it, guys. >> the divorced one told you that. >> take it from the divorced guy! >> okay. here's a question from bethany. how do i get my guy to leave work at work and come home with a refreshed attitude? >> that's easy, meet him halfway home with a beer. >> or nudity. >> stay home and wait for him butt naked. those are two options. >> how about wrapped in saran wrap? >> i think men are going to find that a lot of work. there's a lot of undoing. >> maybe he works for the saran wrap company. >> says leftovers to me. i don't want it. >> leftovers taste better than the original. >> there you go. >> we are going to go back across the street in a second. we'll come back with our guys tell all panel. first, our local news. >> we have to, hoda.
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aboveground and b.a.r.t. trains from balboa park to embarcadero to avoid the mess. b.a.r.t. is honoring muni passes until further notice on those routes. muni has stopped service between embarcadero and west portal. we will have a live report from christie smith at 11:00. in the meantime, we will look at the roads and the forecast after the break.
the bay area. it will be on the cool side with the cold front comes through. temperatures climbing in the 70s. 73 in livermore. 69 in santa teresa. we have some changes on the way for the weekend. we'll sort those all out for you at 11:00. major problems on the roads and elsewhere. mike. let's look at the peninsula. things are clear right now. we have problems on the east bay for 880. an accident at 23rd. another one cleared from 980. slow from the north of coliseum. we have the berkeley football game. there will be congestion off the east shore. marla, back to you. >> thank you, mike. we will have the top stories coming up in 30 minutes at 11:00, including the newest monthly job numbers and how they affect the upcoming election. tune in to nbc bay area at 8:00. we will have a telephoethon for
victims of hurricane sandy. see you at 11:00. we're back on this try day friday with more of today and our guys panel. >> our resident guys are the single ed watts, married guys, joe and rick, and the single and divorced guy bob. let's hook up with sara who's at the nintendo world store with our next question. >> diana from new jersey has a question about first dates. >> should a guy still buy dinner on a first date? >> absolutely. >> yes! >> no questions asked. >> if his mother raised him right, he'll be buying dinner. >> i'd go running if he didn't, running. >> here's sharon, she says how do you feel about dating a girl whose parents are divorced? does it make you fear she may not be capable of a long-term relationship? >> good question. >> my parents have been married
for, like, 75 years, and i'm divorced. >> are they very, very disappointed in it? >> more than even you are in me, i think. >> i think it's really a matter of what you learn from watching your parents get divorced, you know? sometimes you learn valuable lessons from watching people. >> these days it's hard. >> so common in today's world. 50% of the people you meet are going to come from that kind of background and family. you just can't be that worried about it. >> i can't find a woman that's not divorced, much less her parents. >> you have a lot of trouble finding women, i know. >> back across the street to sara. >> that was good, ed. next up, a marriage question from sally who's here from england. >> hi, the longer you're married, what aspects of your relationship become easier and what aspects of your relationship become more difficult? >> doesn't matter, just keep talking. >> i can easily listen to that all day. >> what do you think, rick? >> i think that one of the
things that becomes easier, if you really work on it, is realizing what your mate does and just figuring out some of the stuff is not worth the fight. like for me it's dishes at my house. i know my wife is watching, but she's not the best dish washer. and at first i would complain, and i try not to complain now. what i do now is -- >> complaining for the green room. we heard about this all morning long. >> what i do, if a dish isn't washed properly, i just put it back in and wash it. i'm like, you know what, she'll never learn how to be a dish washer. >> not her strength. >> what stuff gets better? >> what stuff gets better? what rick was saying, tolerating each other. honest to god. >> doesn't sound pretty, people. >> after seven years -- >> try it again. >> after seven years, i got to tell you.
it gets much easier to talk, to actually communicate with each other. >> and the harder part, she asked a two-prong question. >> i guess the harder part, also, the two sides of both of those things. being honest. after awhile, you start to get so comfortable that you speak op openly, but then you realize basically our whole dating thing is made up of telling lies. now it's like, wait a minute, now i'm being honest, am i undoing some of the lies? >> definitely something to that. the romance, you got to work at it. you get comfortable. it's really easy to say, you know what i'm going to do, i'm going to sit on the couch. i'm going to sit here all night long. you have to make an effort. >> you'll be the new divorced guy. >> all right, tracy says when is the right time to say i love you? i've been dating a guy for five months. >> never. >> it's one of those things you kind of gauge it.
hey, something i want to tell you, is there something you want to tell me? >> should she wait? >> new york city no, no. if you feel it, say it. but you can't expect. >> if she's five months in and not hearing it after another month, move on, honey. it doesn't take six months to figure out how you feel. it just doesn't. >> you say what you feel, then it's up to that other person to do with that what they are going to do with it. if that pushes them away, like you said -- >> that's awkward, somebody says i love you. >> i'm going way back. the first time i ever told a woman i love her, i said i let you know, i love you. you don't have to love me back. i'm telling you so you know that, i hope you do. >> what happened? >> she love me. she still love me now. >> might love you more after that. >> all right, guys, thank you so much. >> we love you guys. thank you so much. how long is too long to keep
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>> we're going to have a little true and false. we're going to start with your fridge. if you lose power with your fridge door closed, food is safe to eat for 24 hours, true or false? >> true. >> kathie lee is right, it is false. you cannot keep food in your fridge for 24 hours. >> closed and sealed? >> closed and sealed, if you don't have a thermometer in your refrigerator, after four hours start throwing things away. keep a thermometer, if it stays below 40 degrees -- do you have a thermometer? >> i've got four. >> all right, ready for the next one. >> if your power is out, you should throw away all of your dairy products, milk, butter, cheese? >> yes, get rid of them. >> if your power is out for what? >> more than five hours. >> i'll say true, too. >> and you are wrong. it's false, only because most of the things have to be thrown away, but butter, hard cheesed, processed cheese. >> that's different.
>> i don't know. >> different can of worms. >> not everything. >> okay. >> now here's another question for your fridge when the power goes out. should you throw away condiments like ketchup and mustard? >> no, never. i leave them out on the counter. >> they are perfectly safe. >> hoda keeps hers in her sink. >> okay, again, you lose your power, you can keep whole fruit, but you should throw out any cut up fruit -- >> or throw up. >> get rid of that, got ya. >> that's the question. >> true, you agree. >> hoda, you going to play this game or amuse yourself over there? >> throw out cut-up stuff. >> right. >> why is that? because a lot of bacteria can get in. >> that's what we're talking about. >> okay. here's the last one on the fridge. >> what's the tie? what's the score? >> kathie's winning, 3-2. >> leftovers are cooked, right? they are always safe to eat,
true or false? good answer. you can only keep them, on or off, two day limit with the fridge on, bacteria grows after awhile. >> two days is it? good to know. all right. >> now we're going to switch to your freezer. if you lose power but keep the freezer door closed, your food will be safe for 48 hours, two days, true or false? >> true. >> it is true. if it's full, two days. half full, one day. >> okay. >> good answer. now here's another one, you can refreeze foods once they've been partially thawed. >> that sounds -- i go with false. >> it is true. i see you're home a lot with your refrigerator. final question, food with freezer burn, you know what that is? >> popsicles get that. >> food with freezer burn is spoiled, true or false? >> false.
>> looks gnarly, but you can eat it. >> full disclosure, i saw the answers by mistake this morning. >> give me that prize. >> they were sent to me by mistake. they were there! hoda gets the prize. >> colby red. >> the difference is, i would tell you that, hoda wouldn't tell you. all right, one thing you don't have to worry about going bad is your booze. >> i'll drink to that. we're going to whip up crafty cocktails. this requires wearing goggles. >> these are ferocious cocktails. [ female announcer ] dear sweet tooth, i love you.
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want to make a creative cocktail that's as incredible to eat as to watch you make it? >> here with the formula for fun is dave arnold, he's the owner of the bar booker and dax here in new york city. named after your boys, huh? >> they must be so proud to be named after a bar. >> i guess, yeah. >> look at them, they are very
cute. tell us why we have gloves and protective glasses on. >> well, we're not allowed to damage the hosts when we go on a show, and we always chill our champagne with liquid nitrogen and want to make sure you don't spill it on yourselves. the first drink we're going to make is going to be apples. here, spin it. spin. don't do it near me. >> you're good. >> are you sure? >> she's worried about her hair. >> this won't freeze your hair, i promise. spin. we're chilling the inside of the glass. we do this -- don't worry about it. >> it doesn't hurt? >> little bit on your skin is okay. i'll give you more, kathie lee. >> yours all went away. is it supposed to go away? >> it's fine. when you're done, bang. >> what do you mean, bang? >> what? i almost threw the glass. >> that would be bad news. >> put it in your sink and don't wash it for a month. >> now what?
>> this is an alcoholic variant of a soda. put it down for one second. what we have here is apples, butter, and vodka. little bit of sugar we've clarified, right, in a sent centrifu centrifuge. we spin all the butter out, all that's left is the flavor of the apple and butter. >> a lot of work. >> everything's a lot of work. we do it beforehand. we're going to pour it in here. we're going to carbonate it. >> excuse me. >> normally, we would be able to get it clearer because we'd use a much more powerful centrifuge. >> what is in that? >> vodka, apples. >> butter that's been clarified so you don't get confused. >> no fat in it, which is good. it's got the flavor of the butter, but it's non-fat. does have the alcohol, though. >> this is, like, the most
unattractive thing in the world you're pouring it into. >> when you have the real centrifuge. >> looks like a nuclear weapon. can we drink the thing? >> please, please, please. >> are we going to get our lipstick frozen? >> that's the beauty of the technique. cheers. >> sure. >> it's butter, apple, vodka. that's it. >> wasn't worth it. just kidding. >> she's kidding! >> i'm teasing you. >> what's happening? >> working on a butter soda that's perfectly clear. >> you have a thing with butter. >> butterscotch, a bunch of sodas. like a cream soda, but it's not. that's for kids. we got alcohol, don't worry about it. >> i'm not worried about it. what's he been told? >> the truth probably. >> this thing looks dangerous. >> this hasn't been plugged in quite long enough, but we'll show you how it works. we have a series of drinks at the bar called red hot poker drinks. >> you do all these drinks at booker and dax?
>> yeah. i'm going to have to cheat it now, it's not quite hot enough. >> be careful. >> we're good. got to get used to this guy. so normally at the bar we would plunge the poker in, it's about 1,600 degrees farenheit. this one is a fall-themed one. you can use your leftover pumpkins, if you have any. do you have any? >> i have about four in my dressing room. >> really? going to have to go lefty, going to have to switch. >> okay. making us nervous. >> don't be nervous. don't be nervous. i never get burned. normally, this would light by itself and we'd flame it for a good -- >> oh, my gosh! >> don't worry about it. it's not going to hurt you. >> might hurt you. >> this is what i do for a living. >> the flames are licking your face, fyi. >> you don't have to shave, do you? >> a bunch of bartenders, we shaved today and are going to grow mustaches for the next
month for men's cancer. i'm doing that. >> that's great. >> last time you'll see me clean shaven in a month. >> that's great. >> okay. >> there you have it. >> where's the drink? >> this is the drink. that's tequila. i like that, where's the drink, strong. this might burn me. i'm going to pour it out into this. the pumpkin is in there to give the flavor of the pumpkin into the drink. i would do -- >> smells like something's on fire. >> it was made beforehand. >> hoda, want to try that? >> go ahead. >> i'm going to drink this one, because it's hot as heck. >> how is it, good? >> it's like a hot margarita. >> like a hot margarita. >> okay. >> here's the one we did especially for you, kathie, it's tea, honey, lemon, good for the voice, good for the singing voice. this is a drink we serve at the bar, only we don't use honey, we use regular sugar. someone has stolen my ice. it's in there.
it's in there. do you like to shake? >> oh, does she like to shake. >> you do one. let me get some liquid nitrogen out to fill the glasses. >> liquid nitrogen? >> shake it, shake it, shake it! >> is it starting to get on your nerves? >> a little, a little. >> you should talk to my wife. got it? >> yes. >> get a little extra. dump those out, you like dumping them out, right? >> i like doing them. >> one, two, three. >> i got it on me. >> all right, now the nice thing about this is we take the tannic out of the tea. it doesn't taste too tannic. >> i would hope so. what bothers you more than that? >> alcoholic drink, it does. >> spoil the whole thing. we're going to have to wrap this up, dave. science class is over. >> i'm going to drink this. >> thank you very much.
it is time for 3, 2, 1 live with sara haines. >> hey, we found our guy, it's ryan from new york. he has a question. >> i'm a refugee from the lower east side. i'm wondering if you could be a star in any tv show besides your own, what would it be? >> well, that's a good -- "smash." >> you would? >> love it. sing for us. >> i couldn't possibly -- >> beautiful. ♪ thanks for asking >> he's adorable. i think i'd do a "law and order" thing.
i love them so much i have them memorized. >> good question. >> thank you, guys. >> thank you, sweetie. on monday, singer christina aguilera is going to join us. >> actor/comedian kevin pollack. fall fashion. >> have an awesome weekend, i'll see you at sk"scandalous" all weekend long. take care of your neighbors, bye-bye.